My 69 Ram Air 428CJ

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  1. ribald1

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    Eastwood and others sell the equipment to get into voids and unibody channels.
    It is not real expensive.
     
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    WOW! Eastwood! Nice tip. Thanks! Y'all might want to buy some stock :cool:
     
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    That is probably the correct... I thought he said ozone, but I probably heard it wrong.
     
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    I can see the end of Dismantling... :)
     

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    OK... Rear Shocks? This Chero was lifted and had Air shocks. In order for the shocks to function, extenders were put on the upper mount. How do the mounts come out? If I want to replace the rubber.
     
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    Not certain I understand your question, but in general for the unibody models, you have to take out that removable panel at the front of the bed to get to the top of the shock.
     
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    THATS IT! Cool! Rear end is almost ready to come off.
     
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    Dismantling is all but done. Rear end is almost out, only window and latch assemblies in the doors remain.
     

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    wow, looking good.
     
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    Under your access panel really doesn't look to bad - a little clean and treat and should be good to go...
     
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    Rear End is finally out! The traction bars were quite the pain to get out, as the studs for the shock mount and the front U-bolt nut all but over lapped, making it impossible to get a socket on either. Passenger side was the worst, but finally conquered the problem.

    Anyone happen to have a set of factory spring shackles, and the shock mounts? The originals were replaced with traction bars, and shackles for up to 8 inches of lift. Hit the local junk yards... found one 68 Torino... wasn't much left... and nothing I could use. Also looking for the battery box, need to replace the whole thing, probably the one piece the most damaged by rust. Anyone know a source that carries, or can fabricate the sheet metal. Found the floor boards, but thats all.

    beginning the clean up. By the way, Ospho is an amazing product.
     

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    Try a Mustang Battery tray...
     
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    New rear shackles and bushings! Be safe. I got mine from Dearborne.
     
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    Great progress!

    Laters,
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    Dearborn Classics just about has it all! :) Good to know.

    But they don't seem to carry the lower plate for the leaf springs, which I am assuming have the shock mounts, like the traction bars did.
     
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    If you are talking about the parts welded to the rear end, I doubt anyone other than a wreaking yard will have them.
     
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    Not the parts welded to the rear end, the plate that goes on that though. The lower end of the shocks most likely attach to it. And the U-bolts go though the upper plate on top of the springs (under the rear end), and the lower plate on the bottom of the springs. Wishing I had a picture of that assembly now.
     
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    Usually the shocks mount to an arm welded onto the rear end.
    The plate on top of the spring is easy to get, they are generic to any model car with the same rear end and spring width.
    The plate between the spring and rear end is likely wedge shaped, and should be the same as the Fairlane and others with your transmission and rear end.
     
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    Time for pictures... Will get some laid out so that there it is better understood. I am under the impression that the plate and shock mount on the Traction Bars, replaced a factory plate. I will post some pictures when I get some time, maybe later this evening. Thanks ribald1
     
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    OK, finally got time to get the picture. RearEnd Assembly.jpg

    so we have the U-Bolts, the upper spring mount and upper Rubber, the springs, the lower rubber, and the traction bar. The shock mount is on the orange square on the traction bar. They are not going back on the car, so I need the factory piece that has the shock mount on it.

    I looked at the Rear End, were the mount is welded on, I see no evidence of the original shock mounts being cut off. Still there would need to be something under the spring for the U-bolts to go through.

    Thanks
     

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